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  • adj. Of or pertaining to an aponeurosis.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to an aponeurosis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the nature of an aponeurosis; relating to the thin and expansive sheath of a muscle; fascial; tendinous.

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  • adj. of or relating to an aponeurosis


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  • The whole slow slide of your face, your chin and neck is caused by gravity dragging down on your superficial musculo-aponeurotic system.


  • But whilst the fleshy parts of these three abdominal muscles, D E F, form successive strata in the groin, their aponeurotic tendons present the following peculiarities of arrangement in respect to the rectus muscle.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The point where in this instance the fibres of the aponeurotic tendon of the external oblique muscle begin to separate and form the pillars of the external ring.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • Scarpa, and, others, I find attempts made to establish a distinction between what is called the "intercolumnar fascia" and the "spermatic fascia," and just as if these were structures separable from each other or from the aponeurotic sheath of the external oblique muscle.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The bulb of the duct, too, is surrounded by a double aponeurotic capsule, of which the outermost and strongest layer is in connection with a muscle by whose action both duct and gland are compressed at will, conveying the secretion into the basal aperture of the fang, at the same time refilling the bulb.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 421, January 26, 1884

  • At times, however, especially when its aponeurotic expansion is diseased, the necrosis of the perforans spreads until the aponeurosis is eaten through and the phalangeal sheath penetrated.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • The saphenous branch pierces the aponeurotic covering of the adductor canal, and accompanies the saphenous nerve to the medial side of the knee.

    VI. The Arteries. 6. The Arteries of the Lower Extremity

  • It approaches the femoral artery where this vessel passes beneath the Sartorius, and lies in front of it, behind the aponeurotic covering of the adductor canal, as far as the opening in the lower part of the Adductor magnus.

    IX. Neurology. 6d. The Lumbosacral Plexus

  • The adductor canal (canalis adductorius; Hunter¬ís canal) is an aponeurotic tunnel in the middle third of the thigh, extending from the apex of the femoral triangle to the opening in the Adductor magnus.

    VI. The Arteries. 6. The Arteries of the Lower Extremity

  • Here it quits the artery, and emerges from behind the lower edge of the aponeurotic covering of the canal; it descends vertically along the medial side of the knee behind the Sartorius, pierces the fascia lata, between the tendons of the Sartorius and Gracilis, and becomes subcutaneous.

    IX. Neurology. 6d. The Lumbosacral Plexus


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